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Stranger Horizons, March 2013, by Niall Harrison (03/30/13)
First of all this month, some congratulations. Two SH stories, Claire Humphrey's "Nightfall in the Scent Garden", and Alex Dally MacFarlane's "Feed Me the Bones of Our Saints", have been picked up for Heiresses of Russ 2013 -- you can...
Speculative Fiction 2012 update, by Niall Harrison (03/21/13)
I mentioned this project last autumn, and I'm very pleased to see it coming to fruition: Speculative Fiction 2012: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary edited by Justin Landon and Jared Shurin will be published at the end of...
Clarke 2013, by Niall Harrison (03/21/13)
Another bit of catch-up. While I was travelling, the submissions list for this year's Arthur C. Clarke Award was released, which this year clocks in at a hefty 82 books. As usual there was a bit of discussion. Jared Shurin...
Reviewing Stats 2012, by Niall Harrison (03/20/13)
VIDA have published their mainstream reviews count for 2012, and Ladybusiness have done an analysis of reviewing on sf/f blogs. And see also Matthew Cheney's writeup of the VIDA panel at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. We're...
Loncon 3 Update, by Niall Harrison (03/20/13)
As I think I've mentioned in passing, I've acquired another hat, that of area head for media programme (film, TV, video games, theatre, radio, etc) at next year's London worldcon, Loncon 3. So you can expect occasional updates about activity...
2312 revisited, by Niall Harrison (03/19/13)
2312 is one of those novels I keep mentioning as a good thing, without ever having properly reviewed it; the most I've written about it is this post from last June, which exists mostly to pick a nit with M....
Tiptree Award, by Niall Harrison (03/19/13)
Also in the last little while, the 2012 James Tiptree Jr Award, for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender, was announced. Here's the winners and honor list, with links to SH reviews where available:...
Channel Flips Complete!, by Niall Harrison (03/19/13)
This week, I feel, is mostly going to be about blogging catch-up, and linking to things I should have linked to a while ago. First of all: you may recall that Genevieve Valentine generously but perhaps unwisely offered to channel...
Coming soon ..., by Niall Harrison (03/15/13)
We don't do very much in terms of trailing future content here at SH -- perhaps we should do more? -- but here's an exception. On Monday, we're rather excited to be bringing you a story by Japanese author Toh...
Readers' Poll closes today!, by Niall Harrison (03/11/13)
Just a quick reminder that our 2012 Readers' Poll closes at the end of the day (23.59 PST, to be precise) -- so if you haven't yet voted for your favourite works that we published in 2012, please go and...
Tidbeck Plus, by Niall Harrison (03/09/13)
As you will (I hope!) have seen by now, this week's issue features a great new story by Karin Tidbeck, "I Have Placed My Sickness Upon You" (podcast here, read by Anaea Lay). For a bit more about Tidbeck and...
Sciencefictional in Atlanta, by Niall Harrison (03/09/13)
This year's US business trip has brought me to Atlanta (last year, Seattle); as before I've stayed on for a few days, during which among other things I've paid a visit to the CDC Museum (the CDC has a museum!),...
Your weekly Readers' Poll reminder, by Niall Harrison (03/06/13)
Have you cast your votes in our 2012 Readers' Poll yet? If not, you can do so here -- until the poll closes on Monday, anyway....
Hugo nominations, by Niall Harrison (03/05/13)
The deadline is fast approaching -- deadline is Sunday -- so here are some links to some last-minute recommendations and blogged nominations. Henry Farrell Jonathan McCalmont (which also links to some other nominations posts) Aiden Moher Rachel Swirsky's short story,...
Strange Horizons w/c 25th February, by Rachel Monte (03/03/13)
This week, we had:"Write Your Heart Out", an interview with Nalo Hopkinson by Sofia SamatarA poem by Darja Malcolm-Clarke, "The Haunting of Delphi"A podcast of poetry read from the February issues of Strange Horizons, by Alex Dally MacFarlane, Amal El-Mohtar,...
Seraphina Discussion, by Niall Harrison (03/02/13)
I meant to link these at the time they were posted, but you know how it goes. There's been some fascinating discussion of Rachel Hartman's Seraphina recently which highlights the complexities of writing fantasy metaphors. First up, a critique by...